Please note that applications for 2014 day entry have now closed.
If you are interested in making a boarding application for 2014, please go to our boarding pages.
Please see below to find out more about the 11+ admissions process; there is a useful FAQs sheet attached on the right.
Travel and transport
See the PDF attachment above for information about travel to and from LRGS. There are also directions by car on the Contact page of the website. Please get in touch if you require further information.
Please note, there are two application forms that must be completed:
LRGS Application Form
The LRGS Application Form should be completed and returned to LRGS (see attachment above or apply online - see red button above)
LEA Common Application Form
The LEA Common Application Form should be completed and returned to your son's primary school. This form is not available from LRGS; it will distributed by your primary school or your home LEA (ie Lancashire if you live in Lancashire, Cumbria if you live in Cumbria, and so on).
The online LEA application form can be accessed via this new link.
Admission at 11+ is carried out through entrance tests in Verbal Reasoning, Mathematics and English, held in September. The results of the 11+ entrance tests will be sent to arrive with parents in early October.
To obtain sample papers, please contact GL Assessment. See the attachment above to see which sample papers are appropriate for our entrance test.
Who is eligible to apply?
The Governors welcome applications to the school from the parents of boys who will be age 11 years on entry. Applications will also be accepted and considered for admission to the First Form from parents of boys age under 11 years on 31 August in the year of transfer. However, the Governors will require evidence of exceptional academic ability, together with adequate social and physical development to enable such boys to benefit from accelerated entry.
Priority is given to the sons of parents living within the boundaries of the Administrative City of Lancaster (see catchment area map above) and all those from this area who reach the qualifying standards are offered places. The remaining dayboy places (out of 112 total) are then allocated to qualifiers from outside this area: where there are more qualifiers than residual places a further selection is needed.
Contact the Admissions Officer
Mrs E Simmill
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Tel: 01524 580629
Fax: 01524 847947
12+, 13+ applicants
For those wishing to join the school at Year 8 or 9, day or boarding, there is an entrance exam in March. Please contact the Admissions Officer for more information.
We are a state boarding school, with most boarders joining the school at 11+. Boarding applicants should fill in the same application form and ideally, attend the entrance test in September. However, there is an another opportunity for boarders to be examined in February, if they are late entrants. Please see our boarding pages for further information.
We welcome applicants from overseas but as LRGS is a state school, all applicants must be the sons of holders of UK or EU passports. Evidence of eligibility (a photocopy of the personal details page of the passport) is required. The only exception is for those whose parents are living and working in the UK - usually in academic or commercial posts - and have a Home Office permit to reside.
All overseas entrants must have a UK-based guardian, usually a relative or friend of the family. There are also guardianship agencies, one of which has a local representative: White House Guardianships, tel: 0044 – 1202 521 100. Their website is www.whg.eu.com.
All pupils must be fluent in English, which is the sole medium of instruction. The school has no facilities for teaching English as a second language, nor for remedial work.
If you plan to visit us, you will find full details of a range of accommodation on the Tourist Office’s website at: www.visitlancaster.co.uk. There is a regular, hourly, train service from Manchester International Airport (where the station entrance is inside the terminal building) direct to Lancaster station, where taxis are available. Further directions to the school are available here.